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Austin Public Health says University of Texas return poses complicated situation for COVID-19 prevention
The University of Texas at Austin begins its fall semester Aug. 26.
Lakeway City Council voted to approve a 3.5% maximum property tax rate—which would increase the rate to $0.1694 cents per $100 of assessed value—to help close the deficit in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21.
Lake Travis ISD and Eanes ISD started the 2020-21 school year Aug. 19 with all students learning from home until at least Sept. 8 in accordance with Travis County orders.
According to a statement made on the company’s Facebook page, business drastically declined due to the coronavirus and reduced operating capacity.
Top Travis County health official says schools should open at no more than 25% capacity in September
Dr. Mark Escott encouraged districts to exercise caution when it is time to reopen campuses.
Facing a potential $2.994 million budget deficit for the 2020-21 school year, Eanes ISD will move forward with a tax rate election that, if passed, would generate an additional $3.3 million in funding without raising taxes.
Gov. Greg Abbott says he will freeze cities' abilities to increase property tax revenue if they cut police funding
Gov. Greg Abbott said he will freeze cities' abilities to increase property taxes at the current level just days after Austin City Council approved a budget that will cut police funding by one third and reinvest money in social services.
Andy Brown, who ran for Travis County judge in 2014, is the Democratic nominee, and Michael Lovins is the Republican nominee.
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Since May 22, various authorities have released at least 11 major coronavirus guidelines related to school operations.
The clinic will be led by Dr. Derrick Wansom, who will focus on providing care to patients along Hwy. 71 from Bee Cave to the Bastrop area.
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Q&A: Mental health expert talks emotional well-being, building resiliency for the 2020-21 school year
According to Dr. Molly Lopez, director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, the upcoming school year will serve as an opportunity for students, families, teachers and school administrators to learn skills in coping, re-evaulate mental health protocols and build resiliency in challenging times.
Following a new industry guideline recently distributed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, more bars across the state may soon be able to qualify as restaurants.
The retail center was recognized by the retail industry publication “Chain Store Age” for creating both a safe and welcoming environment to welcome guests back to following COVID-19 closures, according to a press release.
Sales tax revenue appears to be holding steady for municipalities in the Lake Travis region, but cities in the Westlake area are still seeing double-digit declines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The city of Rollingwood—in the process of creating its first-ever comprehensive plan—has pushed back its completion date from September, according to City Administrator Amber Lewis.
The bond would fund include capital improvements to a number of projects, including the Longhorn Dam Bridge over Lady Bird Lake. The cost to the median Austin taxpayer would be about $77-$80 per year.
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Eanes ISD officials continued their attempt to promote racial awareness by agreeing to form a new community advisory group at the Aug. 11 trustees meeting.
AcroTex Gymnastics opened a new location July 20 in The Village at Vail Divide.